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Maisie Williams goes all Plasticine in animated fantasy comedy film, Early Man.

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Maisie Williams goes all Plasticine in animated fantasy comedy film, Early Man.

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams has just been cast in Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man. Maisie Williams joins the cast voicing Goona, the rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations. Nick Park told SFcrowsnest, “Maisie […]

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Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos (book review)

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos   (book review)

Telling tales about benevolent supernatural beings is a popular concept in many modern novels. Often, these are long-lived or immortal, some having seen many centuries of life. Less often do we see the early life of these people. Jasper Kent populated the Russia of the Romanov’s with the threat of strigoi, power-seeking vampyrs who wished […]

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Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson got song.

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson got song.

In this new trailer for the coming live-action version of the Beauty and the Beast movie, Emma Watson goes a-song-along in a Sound of Music moment – minus the twirls. But you can’t have everything. I mean, Emma Watson singing … !

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The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner  (book review)

‘The Privilege Of The Sword’ is the third book Ellen Kushner has written in the ‘Riverside’ series, it is a standalone novel but does visit some characters seen in the other books. The book is set in an age of chivalry, where honour is a very important concept and duels can be fought for any […]

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The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey  (book review)

‘The City Of Silk And Steel’ is a standalone novel about the concubines, children and servants of the fictional desert city of Bessa. When the sultan of Bessa, Bokhari Al-Bokhari, is murdered by the holy man usurper, Hakkim Mehdad, the concubines, their children and the female servants are sent to a neighbouring sultan as a […]

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All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (book review)

December 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders   (book review)

This is that rare find these days, a stand-alone SF/fantasy novel. I’ve put it as both but to be honest this is a genre-defying book that just happens to contain some magic and some science alongside all the other parts of the story. This is the story of Patricia, who learns that she can understand […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear (book review)

December 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear  (book review)

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2015’ is the sixteenth successive volume in this series of anthologies dedicated to the Nebula Awards, which are given out annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the sixth in a row that I’ve reviewed for SFCrowsnest. This one contains stories originally published in 2013, with the […]

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Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott   (book review)

‘Spirit Gate’ is the first book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. It is mainly set in a medieval world in a country called the Hundred. The book has various point of view characters: Joss, Mai, Shai and Keshad. Joss and Keshad are from the Hundred, a country that has progressively been sliding into […]

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Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise   (book review)

‘Eyes to See’ is the first book in ‘The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles’ by Joseph Nassise. It follows the story of Jeremiah Hunt, who lives in Boston, USA in the present day. Hunt was previously a Professor of Ancient Languages at Harvard University and, five years before the story begins, his young daughter, Elizabeth, is kidnapped. […]

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How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather (art book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather   (art book review)

Looking at the title, ‘How To Draw Fallen Angels’, the word ‘Fallen’ doesn’t really sink in that this book, text by Michelle Prather and art by Mike Butkus, is about some of the residents of Hell. As Prather reveals, even those from Heaven aren’t particularly nice neither and both sides appear in different countries over […]

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